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Holiday Bowl cancelled due to COVID-19 issues

Holiday Bowl cancelled due to COVID-19 issues

UCLA was forced to pull out of the Holiday Bowl only hours before the Bruins were scheduled to play NC State in San Diego because of COVID-19 problems.

The school announced its decision around 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"We are extremely grateful to the Holiday Bowl, students, fans, sponsors and the people of San Diego for their support this week," UCLA athletics director Martin Jarmond said. "We are deeply disappointed for our young men in the football program that worked extremely hard for this opportunity. My heart goes out to them. The health and safety of our students will always be our North Star."

The Bruins and Wolfpack were scheduled to play at Petco Park at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Read the full story on ESPN here.